England's Chief Nurse Pledges £52M To Fast Track Online Maternity Records

England's Chief Nurse Pledges £52M To Fast Track Online Maternity Records

Posted Jul 14, 2021 from

England's chief nursing officer, Ruth May, has announced £52 million to transition from "bulky paper records" to cohesive digitised maternity records.

NHS England and NHSX have appointed Julia Gudgeon as the first national digital midwife to oversee the digital records and provide national leadership in digitising maternity services.

As part of the move, Gudgeon will work with NHS chief midwife Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent and be part of NHSX’s Digital Child Health and Maternity team.


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